Avalanche Advisory Block

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Eastern Sierra Avalanche Advisory - 3/29/17

Bottom Line:

For Wednesday: As temperatures climb into the upper 40s and low 50s Wednesday, so will the risk of loose wet avalanches on sun-heated slopes at middle and lower elevations. Heightened avalanche conditions will exist on specific terrain features. Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully to identify features of concern.

For Thursday: A fast moving and turbulent cold front will push its way through the Sierra with strong and sustained west winds and a chance of light snow or hail. There will be a chance of human triggered wind slab avalanches on Thursday at middle and upper elevations where snow accumulates. Generally safe avalanche conditions will exist, but watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

-Hard snow surfaces and slide-for-life conditions may be found on steep exposed slopes early in the day or as strong winds prevent daily melting.-

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